Healthcare News August 10, 2012

  • GOP wants more records on $8B Medicare program

    House Republicans say the Obama administration hasn’t fully answered questions about a controversial Medicare program.

    Republican leaders on the Energy and Commerce Committee wrote to the Health and Human Services Department on Thursday to request more information about the $8 billion program, which is under fire from lawmakers as well as the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office.

  • House Republicans ask for details on healthcare implementation spending

    Lawmakers on Thursday asked government auditors for a detailed
    accounting of funds being used to implement President Obama’s
    healthcare law.

  • Planned Parenthood plans swing-state bus tour

    Planned Parenthood’s advocacy arm is launching an 11-state bus tour to rally female voters around President Obama.

    Planned Parenthood Action Fund said the tour will hit 11 states in 17 days, beginning Aug. 18.

    Female voters are a key constituency in the 2012 election, and Obama is working hard to capitalize on the gender gap. He campaigned Wednesday on his healthcare law, particularly the mandate that requires most employers to cover contraception in their workers’ health plans.

  • Justice Ginsburg drafted healthcare dissent before seeing Roberts’s opinion

    The justice said it was clear the administration was going to lose its argument over regulating healthcare as interstate commerce.

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